Zab is the highest situated place in Poland. Its unique microclimate, good location in a close proximity to the Tatra mountains’ capital Zakopane and clear mountain air make the village a perfect destination for a holiday. Zab is attractive for both skiing lovers and hiking enthusiasts. Famous Polish skiers – Jozef Luszczek and Stanislaw Bobak as well as ski jumper Kamil Stoch have their roots in Zab.



Zab is an ideal place for the lovers of “snow frenzy”. There are four quite easy medium-size ski slopes in the village. The ski runs are in the majority enlightened, which enables skiers to practice their favourite sport until late in the evening. Snow remains at the slopes usually until the end of March.

Zab is worth visiting not only in winter. In summer, spring and autumn seasons it is worth coming here and go for a hiking trip. There is a trail called the Pope’s Route running through Zab. The trail was established to commemorate the visit of Pope John Paul II in Podhale in 1997 and joins exactly these places which were visited by the pope that year.

There are two folk groups in Zab: Zbojnicek and Maly Zbojnicek. They present the culture, traditions and music of the region. Zab is also the centre of the folk embroidery.



Zab is a tranquil picturesque place in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in Tatra County and Poronin Commune, with the population of approximately 2,300. The village is situated at the altitude of 1,013 meters above the sea level, on the northern slope of Gubalowka mountain. It is the highest situated place in Poland.


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